Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 63/64
Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64.
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Service Worker Caching, PlaybackRate and Blob URLs for Audio and Video on Chrome for Android
From version 52, Android Chrome uses the same media stack as desktop Chrome, rather than relying on the underlying platform implementation. This enables service worker media caching, variable playback rates, blob URLs on Android, MediaStream passing between APIs, and easier cross-platform debugging.
Media Source API: Automatically Ensure Seamless Playback of Media Segments in Append Order
HTMLMediaElement.play() Returns a Promise
Say goodbye to automatic playback uncertainty!
play() now returns a Promise.
Record Audio and Video with MediaRecorder
The MediaRecorder API enables you to record audio and video from a web app. It's available now in Firefox and in Chrome for Android and desktop.
VP9 Is Now Available in WebRTC
From Chrome 48 on desktop and Android, VP9 will be an optional video codec for video calls using WebRTC.
Google Cast for Chrome on Android
Chrome on Android now allows mobile sites to present to Google Cast devices using the Presentation API and the Cast Web SDK.
Chrome 47 WebRTC: Media Recording, Secure Origins and Proxy Handling
Chrome 47 has several significant WebRTC enhancements and updates including audio and video recording, proxy handling and mandatory secure origins for getUserMedia().
Choose Cameras, Microphones and Speakers from Your Web App
The MediaDevices interface gives access to input and output devices available to the browser including cameras, microphones and speakers.
The EME Logger Extension
EME Logger is a Chrome extension that logs Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) events and calls to the DevTools console.
The MediaStream API represents synchronized streams of audio or video. MediaStream.ended, MediaStream.label and MediaStream.stop() are being deprecated. Use MediaStream.active, MediaStreamTrack.label and MediaStreamTrack.stop() instead.
Media playback notifications for Chrome on Android
When audio or video is playing on a web page, a notification showing the page title and a play/pause button is displayed in the notification tray and on the lock screen. The notification can be used to pause/resume play or return to the page playing the media.
High performance video with hardware decoding
Hardware video support brings efficient decoding to plugins as well as HTML5 video. Flash users should switch from the old style Video to the StageVideo object.
Alpha transparency in Chrome video
WebM just added alpha transparency, and support for it has landed in Chrome Canary.